It’s quite easy to find the perfect party outfit now that sales are dropping faster than the Swarovski ball. Sequins at 70% off are more abundant than confetti in Times Square. Making the perfect end-of-year celebratory plans may not be so simple. Actually, celebrating the end of 2011 may cost you more than a pair of Chanel heels– and that would be at full price.
The Price Hike, a blog that monitors the prices at high-end restaurant, recently posted about the real cost of dining on New Year’s Eve. The “real cost” is calculated by adding the price of tax and a 20% tip to the cost of a tasting menu. Would you believe that the real cost of dinner for two at Eleven Madison Park on New Year’s is $1482. That’s $1160 more than the price a couple would pay on any other night throughout the year.
Yes, Eleven Madison Park, is offering an amazing menu. According to the expert blogger there will be one course of white truffles, two courses of black truffles, foie gras, lobster, black sturgeon caviar, and many more freebies. Still it’s a whole lot of money.
No matter how you choose to celebrate your New Year’s, we suggest checking out The Price Hike’s analysis and making the same calculations before you confirm your reservations. Dinner or a new pair of Chanel pumps? Hmmm. We’ll take both!
Image credit: The Price Hike